Why Now?

“The I-94 East-West Corridor moves hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin people to jobs and Wisconsin products to market every day, playing a vital role as the economic link between Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and the rest of the state. But the 50-year-old roadway also is congested, outdated and unsafe…”

J. Michael Mooney, Chairman and Co-Founder of Brookfield-based MLG Capital

“Waukesha County applauds the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s decision to move forward with the I-94 East-West Corridor project. Investing in this major transportation corridor is an investment in the future of the region, as it will improve safety on one of the busiest segments of Wisconsin interstate, and improve the lives of thousands of southeast Wisconsin residents who travel this road segment every single day, generate thousands of jobs, and drive more businesses to invest in our area”

Paul Farrow , Waukesha County Executive

“With the majority of the truck traffic in Wisconsin going through the Zoo or Marquette interchanges, increasing capacity and safety along the East-West Corridor linking them is not only a regional mobility concern but also a statewide economic concern.”

Steve Baas, Senior Vice President Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

“There are 21,000 businesses, 310,000 jobs and 540,000 residents within a five-mile radius of the heart of the East-West Corridor, and it is in the state’s best interest to get this project back on track. Failure to do so would hurt Wisconsin now and have negative consequences that will reverberate throughout the entire state economy for years to come.”

Tracy Johnson, President and CEO Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin

“As a dairy farmer and member-owner of Foremost Farms USA, our town, county and state roads are important in getting our product to market, equally important is the interstate highway system in Milwaukee in getting member milk from Michigan to our cheese plant in Appleton. Routinely 50 trucks a day haul milk through this corridor.”

Michael Hesse, Chairman Town of Farmington – La Crosse County

“In Wisconsin, most of our interstates were built in the 1950s and 1960s. The undeniable fact of the matter is they have reached the end of their service lives and need to be reconstructed. Because of the cost and massive scope of the undertaking, planning for this effort began more than a decade ago. For the sake of not just the region but the health of the entire state’s economy, they must proceed.”

Suzanne Kelley, President and CEO Waukesha County Business Alliance